Advanced Deck Stair Building Tips – Materials

If you’re not familiar with stair building or deck construction, you need to make sure that you read this article, because it could make the difference between building a deck with a set of stairs that will last for a long time or start giving you grief within a few years.

Advanced deck stair building tips can provide you with a little bit of information, that goes a long way in the construction business. The first thing I would like to comment on, when building a set of stairs for your outdoor deck, is the wood to use.

It’s not a bad idea to use redwood or cedar for your deck and stairs. Both of these woods seem to hold up under extreme weather conditions and often look great and can last for years if maintained properly. You could always use construction standard building materials as structural supports to save money on your new deck and set up stairs.

Now what about nails, screws and other building hardware? Make sure that you use galvanized or zinc coated screws, nails and building hardware for your exterior deck and stairway construction. These materials will last and are actually meant to last for an extremely long time if the deck is built properly.

Make sure that your new set of stairs sits on top of a concrete surface and is not going to be exposed to moisture anywhere. Change the direction of your sprinklers and make sure that you’re not wasting any water on your new stairway, because water will definitely ruin most building materials eventually.

Good stair building construction starts with good materials, so make sure that you use the right materials, when building your new deck and stairway.